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Inclusive Tourism: What it means, and why it’s important to all Tourism Brands

Tourism eSchool

Inclusive Tourism is a major market sector with an estimated 4.4 million people living in Australia with a form of disability , that’s 1 in 6 Australians. According to a report commission by Tourism Research Australia , 14% of the population of Australia has a need for an accessible tourism experience. The total tourism expenditure attributable to the group is approximately $8bn per year as part of overall tourism expenditure.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Good for Your Meetings (and Business)

Smart Meetings

Following the events of George Floyd’s tragic death in 2020, meetings industry organizations have been actively seeking to engage in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) discussion. In doing so many businesses seek outside help to create an inclusive and diverse work environment. Smart Meetings quizzed Elevated Diversity ’s founder Rhonda Moret, MPI Southern California Chapter (MPISCC) Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Khris Baizen and MPISCC Director of Education, Event Logist

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Microadventures: The 16-Hour Travel Trend

Dana Communications

Oh, we know. It’s nice to soak up the sun on a two-week jaunt to Bermuda, kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland or set sail on the Caribbean. But have you ever thought about vacationing in your own backyard? No, not for a week, or even two weeks. Not even a day. Just those sixteen golden hours between 5 pm to 9 am on a weeknight. The gap between your 9 to 5 job ending and your non-working hours beginning.

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Where do You Draw Event Inspiration?

Endless Events

As an event professional, you likely rely on some degree of creativity and inspiration to design events, drive innovation, and make your mark on the attendee experience. But when the creativity wheels aren’t turning, and the inspiration isn’t flowing, it can feel hard to come up with fun or even new ideas and make meaningful progress at work. That’s why in this episode of the Event Brew , the Brew Crew is talking about event inspiration, creativity, and innovation.

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COVID-19 Travel Consumer Sentiment Study

TravelBoom and sister agency, The Brandon Agency, release new consumer sentiment study on travel amidst the COVID-19 second wave

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How To Use AI Content Tools like ChatGPT To Plan and Market Your Event

Bizzaboo

After rapidly pivoting to virtual events during the pandemic and refocusing on in-person engagements last year, event professionals today are doing more with less while nursing whiplash. Luckily, we live in an age where there’s an abundance of technological solutions for doing more every day. In this article, we’re looking at ChatGPT for event organizers.

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Loyalty Points and the Death of Independent Hotels

Smart Meetings

A hotel is never just a hotel. During a time when leisure and business travelers are nearly spoiled by choice, the question to ponder is whether you’re simply looking for convenience and a place to stay, or a property that can offer an experience you’ll be thinking about for years to come. Many independent hotels pride themselves on delivering the latter.

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Introducing your Fox Group Vacations Tour Managers for 2023!

Fox World Travel

Are you looking to maximize your travel adventures with immersive experiences? There are endless destinations waiting to be explored. Let’s be honest – not all tour groups and guided travel experiences are created equal. That’s where our Fox Group Vacations experts come in! Our team works with platinum partners and preferred vendors to create exclusive […] The post Introducing your Fox Group Vacations Tour Managers for 2023!

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Your Secret Sauce for Growing Attendees, by Tayleur Crenshaw, Founder of Gold Beams

Eventbrite

What’s up? My name is Tayleur. I’m an event producer and the founder of Gold Beams (website / Instagram / YouTube). Gold Beams is a production company. We produce events for Black creatives and the Black community at large. We’re also contracted to produce and project manage events for others. Gold Beams’ internal events have […].

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Meeting Planners Travel Report: United CEO Says Chaos Will Continue

Smart Meetings

United Airlines CEO Says Airline Chaos Will Continue In a Q4 earnings call, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said that operational collapses like Southwest Airlines’ recent fall from grace will continue given the state of the industry after Covid. “We believe that the industry’s capacity aspirations for 2023 and beyond are simply unachievable. The system can’t handle the volume today, much less anticipated growth,” he said on the call.

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Make Meetings More Meaningful in Puerto Rico

Convene by PCMA

Make Your Meeting Boricua If you want your next meeting or convention to be a can’t-miss experience, hold it in Puerto Rico—a destination known for increasing attendance. Puerto Rico’s unique and captivating culture continues to inspire attendees long after they return home. And the Discover Puerto Rico team will help you bring authentic Puerto Rican experiences to your event.

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Evolution of the DMC:Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency & Understanding

The evolution of the DMC industry requires that it embark upon a renewed relationship with clients that is built upon transparency, trust, and understanding.

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Creating FOMO With Your Next Event Venue

BCD Meetings & Events

FOMO, or fear of missing out, can be a powerful tool in increasing engagement and participation in your event. Incorporating your venue in the marketing strategy can aide in selling the overall experience and build excitement around your next event. Here are 10 ways to induce a sense of FOMO with your next event venue and push prospective attendees from “Maybe I’ll go” to “I’ve got to be there!”.

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Press Release: Cvent and MeetingPackage announce global integration partnership

Meeting Package

Helsinki, Finland & Tysons, Va. – January 17, 2023. Two technology leaders partner to empower planners to directly book meeting space through Cvent. Cvent planners will be able to instantly book small meetings with more than 6,000 hotels and venues worldwide that use MeetingPackage, a multi-award-winning automation software for meetings and events sales.

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Smart Moves: Food and Beverage

Smart Meetings

Danielle Marelli Marelli is executive pastry chef for Viceroy Chicago. Marelli most recently worked at The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Chicago, where, as the property’s pastry chef, she established its first pastry program. She also worked at Chicago’s Langham Hotel as executive pastry chef. While there, she received the Employee of the Month award in 2016 and Employee of the Year award in 2017.

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Our top 7 marketing tactics for ALL tourism businesses

Tourism eSchool

From social media and email marketing to website marketing, search engine optimisation and online advertising, the internet offers so many fantastic ways for tourism businesses to connect with their best customers. But, in this world of infinite communication possibilities, how do tourism businesses know what to invest in, and how do they know that it will bring more bookings and sales for their business?

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Covid in China Could Affect Event-Merchandise Orders

MeetingsNet

With Chinese factories producing less and freight trips across the Pacific being cancelled more often, meeting hosts, sponsors, and exhibitors might want to rethink their approach to attendee gifts and giveaways this year. The huge surge in Covid cases in China over the past two months is taking a toll on the volume of consumer products available in the U.S. and around the world, according to this article on CNBC.com.

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Registration now opens for 30th edition of ATM 2023

Travel Daily Media

The post Registration now opens for 30th edition of ATM 2023 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2023 will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 1-4 May. In line with its theme of ‘Working Towards Net Zero’, the 30 th edition of ATM will offer a forum for industry leaders and policymakers from across the Middle East and beyond to explore challenges and opportunities related to the future of sustainable travel.

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Four Quick Ways to De-stress

Smart Meetings

No matter how well planned your event is, hiccups will occur. Sometimes it is a small detail that is easily fixed, on occasion a big problem arises that needs to be fixed ASAP. Self-care is a buzzy word splashed around in the media these days, encouraging us all to make time to have a de-stress massage or a well-deserved pedicure. These are fine ways to experience moments of calm before heading back out into the workaday world, of course, but not the sort of thing you can indulge in during a fa

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Why Emotional Intelligence is Vital to High-Performing Teams

Best Corporate Events

In business as in sports, high-performing teams aren’t built on talent alone. While a certain level of individual talent is an essential element, teams that ultimately win championships—or outperform the competition in business—have talented members who work together and collaborate as a cohesive group. And the key element in creating that collaboration is emotional intelligence , or EQ.

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10 Ways to Build Trust With Customers Online

Tourism eSchool

Trust. It is the most important thing you can get from potential customers. Why? Because trust is what your customers need before they will click the “buy now” button on your website and visit your tourism experience. Trust that their money will be well spent. Trust that it will be worth their time and effort to visit you. Trust that your tourism experience will be what they expected.

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EcoWaste 2023 exhibition and forum kicks off

Travel Daily Media

The post EcoWaste 2023 exhibition and forum kicks off appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The EcoWaste Exhibition and Forum 2023, which is held under the theme “Explore the future of waste management in a circular economy,” kicks off. The event, held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, is organized in strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer).

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Q&A With Smart Woman VIP Club Member Rhanee Palma

Smart Meetings

“It was a mix between the type of women that were there…the understanding that everyone that was there was there for a purpose and wanted a community.” Editor’s Note : Rhanee Palma, CDME, CEO of Rhanee Palma & Co., and Smart Women in Meetings Awards winner, speaks with Smart Meetings editor Morgan Saltz about her experience at Smart Woman Summit 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Why Emotional Intelligence is Vital to High-Performing Teams

Best Corporate Events

In business as in sports, high-performing teams aren’t built on talent alone. While a certain level of individual talent is an essential element, teams that ultimately win championships—or outperform the competition in business—have talented members who work together and collaborate as a cohesive group. And the key element in creating that collaboration is emotional intelligence , or EQ.

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The Best Time to Post on Social Media for Events

Eventbrite

Find out the best length & time to post on each network for your social media event marketing, according to the experts at Buffer.

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Expo Inn ready to welcome delegates

Travel Daily Media

The post Expo Inn ready to welcome delegates appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The all new EXPO INN, SUITES & CONVENTION is getting ready to host delegates of some of the biggest and the best in international shows. Announcing the launch of EXPO INN, SUITES & CONVENTION, the very first business hotel offering in the country to be located within a trade fair venue, RAKESH KUMAR, Chairman, India Exposition Mart Limited (IEML) shared that the company is excited to be

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ALTIDO breaks into corporate travel market and launches in Birmingham

Travel Daily News

The European property manager has diversified its portfolio by adding over 200 corporate apartments to its 2,500 short-term rental properties – including a new launch in Birmingham.

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Tip to improve breakout gallery walks

Conferences that Work

In a typical in-person conference breakout session, participants divide into small groups to discuss one or more topics. Each group records members’ thoughts and ideas on one or more sheets of flipchart paper. At the end of the discussions, groups post their papers on a wall and everyone walks around reading the different ideas. Facilitators call this a gallery walk.

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10 Steps to Build a Successful Event PR Strategy

Eventbrite

PR is critical to event promotion success. Get press coverage with a smart event PR strategy that increases interest and attendance.

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12th edition of GITB to be held in Jaipur from 23- 25 April

Travel Daily Media

The post 12th edition of GITB to be held in Jaipur from 23- 25 April appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The 12th edition of Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) will be organised from April 23- 25, 2023 under the joint aegis of Rajasthan Tourism Department, Ministry of Tourism and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI). GITB will be inaugurated on 23 rd April, while exhibition and B2B meetings will commence from 24 th April and continue till 25th April at the Jaipur

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Forget Work & Life Balance: Why It’s All About Integration Right Now

Special Events

Why balancing work and personal life can't be separate realms

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HRH the Crown Prince launches Events Investment Fund to support infrastructure developments in the culture, tourism, entertainment and sports sectors

Travel Daily News

EIF will be capitalized with SAR14 (over $3.7) billion to directly develop more than 35 world class venues across the Kingdom. The fund will further raise capital by providing lucrative high-return opportunities to the private sector and financial institutions.

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20 Transformative Tips to Make Your Home Feel More Elegant

Redfin

Bringing in a sense of elegance into your home can be a difficult task. From curating the perfect design to adding personalized touches, there are plenty of details to take into consideration to achieve the high-end look you’ve always dreamed of. While it may seem out of reach, there are many simple ways to bring in sophistication that will transform your space.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Offering an Incentive Program

Achieve Incentives

Your team works hard. You want to motivate and reward them for their dedication and their wins — because, ultimately, their success is your success. What better way to do that than by offering your top performers with an awesome travel incentive and a side of VIP treatment? While a fully planned group trip is of course an incredible experience for your winners, it also comes with huge benefits for your company, including: When thinking about launching a travel incentive program, it can seem a bi

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Time is Running Out to Submit Your DMC!

Special Events

Only one week left to complete your submission for Top 25 DMCs 2023

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Lisbon hosts the 49th Annual General Meeting of the European Hotel Managers Association

Travel Daily News

The event will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon from February 10th to 12th for the EHMA General Meeting with the theme “Inspiring the Future!”.

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Experts Reveal The Best Paint Colors for Selling a House in 2023

Redfin

First impressions are everything when you’re preparing to sell your home , especially if you’re trying to appeal to a broad range of buyers. While addressing the outdated orange living room walls and chipped exterior paint are essential steps to set the stage, a home’s color palette can impact a buyer’s perspective of a house. But with a wide array of colors to choose from, picking the best paint colors for selling your home can seem like an overwhelming task.